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July 27, 2005 — Ex-Miami City Commissioner Arthur Teele, facing state and federal indictments on public corruption charges, calmly walked into the Herald's lobby and shot himself in the head.
January 19, 2006 — Robert Annable, a Brevard County mental-health counselor, scaled the radio tower behind 1 Herald Plaza demanding the U.S. government release information about his brother, who has been missing for four decades. The then-62-year-old spent more than four hours perched 60 feet up the tower before climbing down.
November 24, 2006 — Former El Nuevo Herald cartoonist Jose Varela entered the building wearing camouflage fatigues and armed with what appeared to be a submachine gun. The newsroom was evacuated, and a Miami Police SWAT team responded. After trashing the office of then-El Nuevo Herald Executive Editor Humberto Castello, Varela surrendered peacefully. His gun turned out to be a toy.
2011 — Two years ago, the paper's owner, McClatchy Co., sold 1 Herald Plaza, along with some surrounding land, to Malaysian megacasino resort builder Genting Group for a cool $236 million. Genting's most recent plans show that 1 Herald Plaza will be replaced with three condo towers and a luxury hotel. "[Knight-Ridder CEO] Alvah Chapman campaigned hard against gambling. Now we just helped to bring it back," said one reporter. "How come nobody's talking about that?"
March 2013 — There's been a flood of people leaving the newspaper lately, most of whom haven't been replaced: an investigative editor, the guy who covered Jackson Hospital, and an education reporter are among them. Scott Hiaasen, genius reporter and son of famed columnist Carl Hiaasen, is off to clerk for a judge. "I haven't gotten a raise in ten years," he says.
May 2013 — Miami's major daily newspaper will pack up for swanky state-of-the-art digs in Doral.